(After David and Maddie have a fight and walk out of the room, the 'baby' starts to cry, and the angel comforts him)
Jerome: What's the matter, Baby Hayes, did the noise frighten you?... But that's just David and Maddie, that's what they do!
Agnes (to Bert): I need $8.17. Your share of the baby gift.
Bert: Oh, jeez, Agnes, I'm sorry, I'm tapped out.
Agnes: Yeah, I know. Glub, glub, glub. I'll cover your share. Don't get to Chez Jay later than 7:00 p.m. or you'll ruin the surprise.
Bert: Uh, listen, I've been meaning to say something—I can't make it.
Bert: I've got other plans.
Agnes: You what?
Bert: Got other plans?
(Agnes opens the door to an office and pushes Bert inside. She grabs him by the necktie.)
Agnes: Ms. Hayes is having a baby! This office is giving her a shower! And you're going to be there—(pulls the tie)—with bells on!
The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction for a Series.
Creator Glenn Gordon Caron and producer/director Jay Daniel provided DVD commentary for this episode.
This episode includes clips from The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice and Atomic Shakespeare.
The episode opens with the cast (sans Maddie) welcoming back the audience after the nine-month gap between new shows. (Herbert is still not particularly enthusiastic because of the lukewarm reception he received the previous year.) This leads into a dance number in which cast and crew promise to do their best to actually complete all 22 ordered episodes this season.
Music: "Baby Love" by the Supremes; "Mickey's Monkey" by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles; "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong; David sings/Maddie hums "The Girl From Ipanema" by Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto; Jerome and the baby sing "Sunny Side of the Street"